What is Counselling?
Counselling therapy allows you to talk about our life, your feelings and your problems in a confidential and safe environment. It offers you the opportunity to talk to a trained specialist who has an empathetic approach and who will be non-judgemental in their dealings with you.
Counsellors train in different therapy approaches. Some may focus on your childhood, others on the here and now. I trained in person-centred and psycho-dynamic as my main subjects and am familiar with others. When deciding on an appropriate counsellor, it can be useful to understand the different therapies they may use. Do not be afraid to ask.
Do you need Counselling?
Are you finding it difficult to lead a normal day-to-day life? Do you feel limited by thoughts and emotions? Sometimes we become stuck and can’t see a way forward.
We may not sleep well, we may resort to junk food, drink more than normal, smoke too much, have problems concentrating on a task, get tense quickly, loose our cool more frequently. These are all signs that something is not right. If you recognise any of these symptoms, then maybe you need to talk about them and counselling could be the answer.
In most cases we (ourselves) will feel something is not right with our lives. Sometimes it is our partners, family, friends and work colleagues who notice the changes in us.
They may feel awkward commenting on the changes, and then how do we re-act to the comments?
Our thoughts can be within ourselves such as Despondency, Desolation, Despair, Distress – there are classic signs of being able to benefit from counselling. But it is not always so easy to spot when you have feelings of anger, regret, resentment or feeling unfulfilled.
It is also worth thinking about what you want from Counselling.
That alone can be challenging. To say, “be happier” is obviously relative. But it is dependent upon the reason you come to counselling. Think about it. I will be asking you questions like that when we work together.
Pick up the phone now, and call me.